McConnell

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 9:45 a.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill.
  • Note: the following amendment is pending to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill: Shelby Amendment #2910.
  • Note: the following amendment is pending to Shelby Amendment #2910 to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill: Alexander Amendment #2911.
  • Note: on Wednesday, June 20, cloture was filed on Shelby Amendment #2910 to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill.
  • Note: on Wednesday, June 20, cloture was filed on H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill.

 

Senator McConnell: (9:54 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the minibus appropriations bill.
    • "Many of us wanted us to return to regular order and appropriations for quite some time. It didn't happen overnight. We owe thanks to Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy for the transparent, bipartisan process that produced this bill. And thanks to the leadership of our colleagues at the subcommittee level, more bills will be on their way to the floor for prompt consideration. This will cross three important items off the Senate's appropriations to-do list. Funding for energy and water, military construction and for the V.A. and for the legislative branch."
  • Spoke on tax reform.
    • "It's a national trend. Just yesterday the National Association of Manufacturers released data showing that optimism among American manufacturers is above 95%, the highest level ever - ever recorded. Small business owners agree. Industry surveys show that more of them are looking to hire than at any time since the year 2000. No wonder the job market is already better than it has been in years. Unemployment at an 18-year low, more than two-thirds of Americans saying it's a good time to follow a quality job, the highest in 17 years."